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Old 10-14-2008, 01:07 PM
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how do you get the compressor off, CRAP

got 2 bolts, see a 3rd, but cant fathom a way to get a wrench on it.

help?

what a pain.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:43 PM
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I use a short-ish ratcheting wrench and "hug" the turbo, the two on the front are relatively easy, and do the back one by touch...

assuming this is the '03 6.0 listed in your sig, and you want the whole turbo off
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:56 PM
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no, the a/c compressor, not the turbo..
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:03 PM
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It's a bear. Use ratchet wrenches (as in gear wrench). The bolts are also two different sizes. Patience and lots of under the breath curse words also help--LMAO.
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nevermind then. i can hardly even reach the electrical connector much less work out how to get it off.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:48 PM
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you have to be f u kkin kidding me.

what is the size of the non 10mm one. I just wasted 10 bucks. dammit, I hate this stupid assed truck. AHRHGH

1500 in less than 3 weeks. and its still a pos.
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It's an 11 or 12, but I don't remember which now. I've got a call in to THE MAN so I'll let you know as soon as I find out. BTW.....you can get a whole set of gear wrench's at Lowes for $50 and it's WELL worth the investment when working on a 6.0.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:04 PM
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yea, 50 bucks usually isnt a big deal to me at all, but seeing as I am no longer employed..and now my truck is down, its pretty awesome.
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Are you replacing the high pressure manifold line or the compressor?
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:51 PM
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I replaced the compressor.

That one bolt is just a bliotch. Once I got a pointer from Scott, it made it much easier. Still a pain in the arse to get the compressor bolts in and out and the compressor in that tight space.

That being said, its an 'easy' job, just stressful because it doesnt go super easy the first time. I think if I had to do it agian, it would be much easier, because I know what to expect.

My steps for next time- Remove passenger fenderwell cover. Remove accumulator, remove manifold, remove ground wires, remove compressor mounting bolts, remove compressor, reinstall compressor & bolts, reinstall manifold, reinstall ground wires, R&R orifice tube, reinstall accumulator. reinstall fenderwell cover.

Oh yea, and drink a beer before you start the project. I have done entire suspension and brake jobs and had less grease/dirt on me than from replacing this compressor. what a mess.
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